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DUBAI - The President of Somalia's northeastern Federal State of Puntland, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali "Gaas" held a press conference in Dubai, UAE on Thursday, Garowe Online reports. President Ali who is currently on a four-day official visit to the UAE said Puntland has rights to reach agreements with ...
“After that, Somalia welcomes any investment in any part of Somalia including Berbera,” he said. He added this policy applied to any deals by foreign countries or government's with Somalia's federal member states, which include Puntland. The minister denied claims by UAE authorities that they had signed ...

BOSASO: Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region urged the United Arab Emirates not to close its security operations in the country after a dispute with the central government, ... If the reports were true, it would become a “motivation to carry out reprisal attacks” in Indonesia, the senior official said.
Somali officials are said to have stopped a plane from the United Arab Emirates from leaving the country after Emirati military trainers on board refused to hand over their luggage to be scanned and searched. The local news website Mareeg reported on Saturday that Somali officials at Bosaso airport ...
Reliable sources told GO that the UAE assured PMPF officials of its commitment to keep on the mission to train and fund the troops in areas under ... Somali Federal Government, Puntland and the International community of its commitment to helping Somalia stand on its feet," a senior PMPF official told GO.
Sources tell GO that President Ali is in Nairobi for talks with European Union officials over the resumption of the EU-funded road project in Puntland that has been ... Ali is accompanied by Chief of Staff on his three-day trip to Kenya, with no members from the State cabinet, according to an official close to the ...

The motion was announced at the opening of the 24th Session of the Garowe Council, which was attended by senior Puntland government officials, state parliamentarians, regional representatives, traditional elders and members of the civil society. During his keynote speech at the event, Puntland's interior ...
A checkpoint in the desert of northern Somalia is the first line of defense against Al-Shabab and Islamic State from reaching the port city of Bossaso, the economic hub of the semi-autonomous Puntland state. The two extremist groups have set up camp in the mountains east and west of the city, and launch ...
Puntland officials said the state troop's agents had conducted a house-to-house operation in parts of the restive Bosaso where they detained several ... assailants have shot and killed a top Puntland Intelligence officer whose name has been identified only as Shine, according to the local authorities.
Puntland officials said the state troop's agents had conducted a house-to-house operation in parts of the restive Bosaso where they detained several ... assailants have shot and killed a top Puntland Intelligence officer whose name has been identified only as Shine, according to the local authorities.
After pirates hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel last year near Bosasso, a major seaport in Puntland, Somalia, local authorities observed that the offending boat was casting nets without a license. While piracy has diminished since 2008-2012, when these waters became some of the most lawless in the world ...
Comment: The UAE is taking advantage of regional fragmentation throughout Yemen, Somaliland and Puntland to strike long term commercial deals, ... In the Puntland region, officials are now calling for the review of a 30-year contract there held by a subsidiary of DP World to manage a port in Bosaso.
At the launch, attended by Puntland Ministry officials, district mayors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, Puntland Vice President Abdihakim Omar highlighted the importance of financing the district priorities through district revenues. "The focus should be on enhancing collective taxation for ...
Puntland government officials could not be reached for comments, but, sources in Bosaso confirmed to GO that three crew members have been rescued and disembarked from the boat with wounds from the fire. The sailors who are said to be Indian nationals were rescued by Puntland Maritime Police Force ...
School enrollment in Puntland has also increased in recent years, as the government has built more schools, libraries, water projects and other facilities. The region now has more than 500 schools and more than 100,000 students. More than 5,000 teachers are registered here, though not all have official ...
For almost 15 years, apart from extremist related armed conflict and spontaneous clashes between authorities in cities such as Galkayo, Somalia had not seen planned major conventional war between authorities. Such wars between warlords or the between Puntland and Somaliland were was very ...
The MAP secretary General Mrs. Nasra Abdirizak who was extremely disturbed by the vicious act of violence against the Journalist said "I call on the authorities to promptly investigate this incident,” Nasra said. "These kinds of disturbing and excruciating actions by Puntland President's escorts toward ...

Somali authorities have not handled security cases involving children in a consistent manner, Human Rights Watch found. While government officials had previously admitted to detaining boys they classified as “high risk,” Human Rights Watch found that factors including socio-economic status, clan ...
The officials detained the boat carrying 500,000 kilograms of fish and other marine life seized, which violates the catch limit of 270,000kg of fish that was ... and its crew had been released on March 16 following negotiations between the Puntland Maritime Police Force (PMPF), local authorities, clan elders ...
An estimated 160 soldiers have defected from the northern breakaway republic of Somaliland amid tension in Tukaraq town in Sool region. Sources said the forces have surrendered themselves to the rival Puntland authorities in Boohoodle town in Togdher region. The reason behind their defection ...
The commission also accused Husain of not cooperating with the regional security officials in the last six months, also misusing government's vehicles and weapons for his own personal use. In many occasions, Somalia's international partners donate vehicles to be used for the public services but Puntland ...
Puntland security forces were reported to have seized UAE officials with luggage and boxes at Bosaso airport on Saturday morning. ... The move has sparked standoff at the airport between UAE military trainers and Puntland security officials, according to a local official who spoke to Radio Shabelle by ...
Puntland officials could not be immediately reached for comment. The comments come amid a diplomatic ... states, which include Puntland. The minister denied claims by UAE authorities that they had signed the Berbera port deal with a previous Somali government, saying no evidence had been produced.
GAROWE, Puntland - Road maintenance project to rehabilitate part of Garowe-Galkayo corridor in Somalia's northeastern Federal Member State has ... the capital of Puntland last week and met separately with PHA executives, senior government officials and local community members over the alleged ...
Speaking at a press conference in PMPF camp, President Ali dismissed reports on social media claiming a UAE aircraft with Emirati officials blocked from leaving Bosaso airport by Puntland security forces last Thursday. Ali said no UAE trainers left Puntland, describing the claims on Twitter by the VOA ...
“Officials believe these men are in the countryside still running from security forces,” said an intelligence official, speaking on condition of anonymity. The men were al-Shabab fighters captured during gun battles between Puntland forces and the militants in March 2016 after al-Shabab launched an ill-fated ...
Puntland – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, conducted a training session last week (19-21/02) for immigration officers based at Somali air and sea ports in Garowe, Galkayo and Bossaso. The training, aimed at raising the officials' awareness on human trafficking, the risks and potential outcomes of irregular ...
The new Police chief has informed the officials about the need to mobilize 100 army soldiers who will take over the Security responsibility of State capital from the ... Authorities say they launched a search operation and re-arrested 4 inmates escaped from the center named "Safe House" located in Garowe ...
We took stock, together with leadership in a good year in terms of close cooperation and a very successful drought relief effort, the UNs Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, said in Puntland capital, Garowe, on Saturday, in the wake of a series of meeting with officials, including the ...
GAROWE, Puntland - Puntland President, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali "Gaas" held a special meeting with the Commander-in-chief of Puntland Security Force ... the main Commercial City of Bosaso which has in the past few years witnessed a wave of deadly attacks and assassinations targeted Security officials.
The top United Nations humanitarian official in Somalia has commended the drought relief and recovery efforts of the authorities in the northern state of ... Somalia and the UN Resident Coordinator - was visiting Puntland to meet with security, planning and humanitarian officials from the local government, ...
Garowe, 18 February 2018 – The top United Nations humanitarian official in Somalia has commended the drought relief and recovery efforts of the authorities in the northern state of Puntland, while cautioning that the current humanitarian crisis was far from over. “We took stock, together with [Puntland's] ...
The officials detained the boat carrying 500,000 kilograms of fish and other marine life seized, which violates the catch limit of 270,000kg of fish that was ... and its crew had been released on March 16 following negotiations between the Puntland Maritime Police Force (PMPF), local authorities, clan elders ...
An estimated 160 soldiers have defected from the northern breakaway republic of Somaliland amid tension in Tukaraq town in Sool region. Sources said the forces have surrendered themselves to the rival Puntland authorities in Boohoodle town in Togdher region. The reason behind their defection ...
Mire Ali owns or controls the Liibaan Trading and Al-Mutafaq Commercial Company, both of which are located in downtown Bosaso, a coastal Puntland city on the Gulf of Aden. U.S. officials say he was the sole owner of Liibaan, a livestock trading business that served as a front for Abdulqadir Mumin.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali "Gaas" who is in Mogadishu for National Security Council forum is lobbying to ... Ali blocked Warsame from becoming a Senator during the Parliamentary vote while he had Elders' support," an official who is close to both men, told GO.
The commission also accused Husain of not cooperating with the regional security officials in the last six months, also misusing government's vehicles and weapons for his own personal use. In many occasions, Somalia's international partners donate vehicles to be used for the public services but Puntland ...
That the law has not had the results we expected is not entirely surprising, even though Puntland's institutional capacity compared with that of the southern part of Somalia is relatively strong. Policemen are often unaware that the law against sexual violence even exists. Even when officials are aware, they ...
In the past few months, the terrorist groups in Bari region have stepped up attacks on Puntland forces and assassinations against security officials in the provincial capital, Bosaso. The chief of Bosaso port security Mohamed Ali Hashi has this week survived an assassination attempt by suspected Al-Shabab ...
GAROWE, Puntland - The crisis in Puntland's Education Ministry has reached its peak after President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali "Gaas" appointed Yasin Abdi Saed as the State Minister for Education August 7 ... The President has intervened in growing dispute he created between the top officials of the Ministry.
GAROWE, Puntland - A leaked confidential documents published Monday by GO has shed a light on the dispute and scuffle between the officials of Puntland's Ministry of Education, Garowe Online reports. The President of Somalia's northeastern semi-autonomous region, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali "Gaas" ...
The caution comes amid reports of rise in hunting of the reptiles in Puntland and Hirshabelle States, two semi-autonomous regions in northern and central Somalia, ... "All living creatures in Puntland have the right to life and protection. ... Hirshabelle authorities say the tortoises are hunted for pet trade.
GAROWE, Puntland - One of the major infrastructure that Puntland region depends on to keep its economy alive- the road connecting Puntland' cities are ... focus to gain public support through announcing new infrastructure projects-which has no official funds- in order to advance own political position and ...
While the Islamic State has long promoted its upstart presence in East Africa, the latest video seems to elevate its fighters to an official provincial arm of the self-declared caliphate. Abu Bakr ... A recent defector reportedly told Puntland authorities that there are only around 70 people remaining in the group.
Late Qaley who was Puntland's Darwish force's weapons reserve commander in Galkayo. He was shot in the head and chest several times and died on the spot. The killers, Al Shabaab assassins immediately escaped the scene before the arrival of Police authorities who launched an investigation and a ...
BOSASO, Puntland - A powerful landmine explosion has killed two security officials in Somalia's northwestern semi-autonomous region of Puntland on ... killed senior officials, including the operations commander of PSF Col Galayr Hassan Yusuf and another official whom it identified as Barkhad Farah Isse.
Puntland authorities are yet to comment on the incident which happened on the outskirts of the region's port city of Bosaso. On Monday, two customs officials were shot dead by Al Shabab gunmen in the city. The armed militant group has been actively operating in Galgala hills of Puntland since 2010 and ...
Galkacyo (Horn Observer) The President of Galmudug State of Somalia Ahmed Duale aka Xaaf, officials from Puntland and senior army officials from the Somali National Army have on Saturday cleared the war barricades of Galkacyo roads, which has been closed for more than a decade, officials said.
Chief of the Somali National Army Mr Abdiweli Jama Hussein Gorod travelled to Garowe, Puntland to inspected 2,400 soldiers from the area that was integrated into the national army. Mr Gorod and other officials he led were welcomed by Puntland's Army Chief General Said Dere and other officials from ...
The lab was designed to provide critical scientific evidence to the police and officials investigating and prosecuting crimes under the Sexual Offenses Act enacted in Puntland last year. A two-week campaign to end the violence against women and girls has been launched across Somalia last month amid ...


 

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